Hey all. I've just got back to playing after way too long away from it. I've noticed that my tone is pretty poor compared to friends. I don't think the issue is gear, and I'm pretty sure it's something I'm doing. I'll explain:
My tone is really twangy. Not bright like a good tele, but honestly a slightly "boingy" sound. It sounds that way whatever amp I'm playing through, and it's really putting me off playing more. I play a Godin Exit 22, with an Iron Gear Hot Slag*. Mahogany body, Gibson scale, so should be quite dark. I use quite thick picks, as I started off playing metal.
I feel like the issue is the way I pick. Perhaps I dig in a little too much, and flick the string away from myself, creating that twang? Any ideas or tips gratefully received.
*Good lord, I don't like typing that name.